Bicicletta

——-28/02/2012——-

Still on my friend’s birthday, we took her out for lunch for one of her favourite foods- pasta! I was a bit nervous coming to Bicicletta in New Acton after reading so many negative reviews about their service, but I was going to take the risk because it sounded like the service was really poor during dinner.

I saw this restaurant through the Entertainment book newsletter and squealed thinking it was a new restaurant. It turns out, Bicicletta had been open for quite some time and I was too busy eating at The Flint and The Parlour Room (before the fire) to notice. The interior decor is quite interesting, I particularly liked the light bulbs ‘dripping’ out from the taps but with all the concrete surroundings, I could see how this restaurant could get very loud very fast during a busy service.

Pappardelle homemade pappardelle with duck ragù ($25.00) A thick rich sauce with perfect al dente pappardelle pasta.

Maccheroni alla sorrento chilli, garlic, basil,cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella  ($22.00) You could taste all the individual ingredients come together to make this great pasta dish, although I did think it was a small serving size.

Linguine marinara prawns, scallops, calamari, mussels and half crab garnished in a seafood bisque ($25.00) Delicious but I didn’t expect literally ‘half a crab’ in the pasta, I had tie my hair back and pray I didn’t get any on my pretty dress. I loved the rich thick tomato based sauce with tasty seafood, although not the easiest of things to eat with all the shells. I still needed to add parmesan cheese to my plate for that extra ‘ooompf’.

Hot chocolate and flat white– we didn’t stop for dessert but we did get some hot drinks to sweeten our palate.

We got a plate of mini candy with our bill.

The serves did seem small but I guess I prefer quality over quantity with my food (although a bit more wouldn’t hurt ). The service was good but that might be because the restaurant wasn’t full and everyone that was sitting down was already eating. I would love to come back and try their breakfast and high tea menu. 

Venue: Bicicletta

Address: Unit 1/15 Edingburgh Ave, Acton

Phone: (02) 6262 8683

Entertainment card: in the 2012/2013 Entertainment book

Websitehttp://bicicletta.com.au/

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